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Subchapter 006 : PROCEDURAL MATTERS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 157, § 32)
§ 157-32. Public lands
(a) With approval of the voters given at any duly warned special or annual Town meeting, the Selectboard may sell any portion of real estate owned by the Town and not needed for Town purposes, or change the use of any real property owned by the Town. Such authorization may be given by individual parcel or in blanket form by the voters at the special or annual Town meeting.
(b) Once the Selectboard has the authorization to sell or substantially change the use of a parcel or parcels of real estate, the Selectboard shall first hold a public hearing.
(c) Notice of such hearing shall be given by the Selectboard:
(1) by posting in at least three conspicuous public places within the Town;
(2) by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town;
(3) the notice shall be published not less than seven nor more than 21 days prior to the date of the hearing; and
(4) shall also identify specifically the real estate involved.
(d) At the hearing, all citizens of the Town shall have an opportunity:
(1) to inquire as to the reasons, method, time, and terms of the proposed sale or change of use;
(2) to express their views.
(e) After all proper persons have had an opportunity to be heard, the Selectboard shall vote upon the question and, if a majority of the full Board votes in favor of the proposed action, the Selectboard shall complete the sale or change of use. (Amended 1999, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 21, eff. May 9, 2000; 2005, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. May 17, 2006.)